A Discovery Service provides a web interface that allows a user to select which Identity Provider they will use when accessing a Service Provider. The Centralized Discovery Service is a discovery service that is installed separately from, and can service requests from many, Service Providers. Or, in today's current lingo, it is a "cloud" service which many individual Service Providers may use.
- Relieves Service Providers of the need to install a discovery service by offering a centralized service
- Works with SAML Service Providers that support the SAML Discovery Service protocol, and older Shibboleth 1.3-compatible software.
- Support for skinning and theming the web interface